Student Writers

Students in the Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication program in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication write the stories, take photos, and create promotional videos for the Strategic Discussions for Nebraska publication.

The senior capstone course provides a learning experience similar to those students may encounter in the workplace, emphasizing accurate, clear and objective communication of science-based information.

During the course, students learn about scientific research being conducted at the university and the diverse funding sources required to support that research.

Throughout one semester, the students interview scientists from many disciplines and write stories, take photos, create videos, and design social media content based on those interviews. The stories in this publication were reviewed by the sources and approved for publication.

2021 Student Writers

Mya Donelson

Mya Donelson

Mya Donelson is from Newman Grove, Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in May 2021 with an Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication major with an emphasis in strategic communication.

Abigale Durheim

Abigale Durheim

Abigail Durheim is from Sunbury, Ohio and graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in May 2021 with an Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication major and Agricultural Economics minor.

Morgan Leefers

Morgan Leefers

Morgan Leefers is from Otoe, Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in May 2021 with majors in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication and Agricultural Economics and an Agribusiness minor.

Brent Lemmer

Brent Lemmer

Brent Lemmer is from Atkinson, Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in May 2021 with an Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication major and Leadership & Communication minor.

Kelli Mashino

Kelli Mashino

Kelli Mashino is from Spencer, Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in May 2021 with an Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication major and Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship minor.

Krista Ott

Krista Ott

Krista Ott is from Wisner, Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in May 2021 with majors in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication and AgriBusiness.

Rebecca Reagan

Rebecca Reagan

Rebecca Reagan is from Omaha, Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in May 2021 with an Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication major and minors in Animal Science and Theater.

Jessica Rudolph

Jessica Rudolph

Jessica Rudolph is from Gothenburg, Nebraska and plans to graduate from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in August 2021 with an Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication major with minors in Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship and Agricultural Economics.

Taryn Sehnert

Taryn Sehnert

Taryn Sehnert is from Fallbrook, California and graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in May 2021 with an Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication major and Leadership & Communication minor.

Molly Suhr

Molly Suhr

Molly Suhr is from Seward, Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in May 2021 with an Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication major with an emphasis in strategic communication.

Bailee Tucker

Bailee Tucker

Bailee Tucker is from Pleasant Dale, Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in May 2021 with an Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication major and Animal Science minor.